John F. Meigs
John Meigs concentrates his practice in planning and problem solving for wealthy individuals, their families and property interests, both in the United States and abroad. He spends a substantial amount of his time on estate planning and estate and trust administration. John focuses particularly on certain federal and other tax aspects of planning for substantial estates and closely held businesses, including the generation-skipping transfer tax and the taxation of transfers of interests in such businesses. He is well-versed in complex estates litigation, as well as asset protection strategies and techniques. John serves as counsel to a number of family-held businesses and nonprofit entities, including the licensor of a well-known intellectual property interest and two prominent museums. He has significant experience in the problems of nonprofit entities and serves as a director of several nonprofit institutions.
John has worked in estate planning and estate and trust administration for more than 30 years. He has experience in virtually every facet of this area, and co-litigated one of the most significant cases in the Pennsylvania law of adopted persons' rights.
John has been instrumental in developing Saul Ewing Arnstein & Lehr's integrated Personal Wealth Services approach to wealthy individuals and families. Personal Wealth involves sensitively examining the client's needs and working with the client and their other advisors to bring suitable legal and financial tools to bear on the situation.
John's international work has involved clients in various European and African countries, as well as in India. In these matters, he works closely with the clients' non-U.S. advisors.
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